School spirit and its social function for teenagers.
Ken Smith makes preliminary notes: Jimmy tells the story to dewy-eyed honey Sally from Westport the story of Lawrence High "you spent your Saturday working for the United Fund?" "you know, you've really got it here at Lawrence. The right kind of school spirit" "maybe you'll think I'm kind of corny...." clean cut, jug-eared Bob Corby "oh...THAT Bob Corby" president of senior class and captain of the basketball team "he left his mark" "whenever we won we really cut loose. Snake dances snarling up traffic, racing up and down streets blaring car horns and yelling, it's a wonder somebody didn't get killed. Sometimes noise wasn't enough. Sometimes it was 'kid stuff' such as painting the school initials in places where they had no business to be. If we had had any sense we'd known that all this carrying on was a discredit to the school." "school spirit began to mean more than just noise" "a new idea of school sportsmanship" "got really sick" "no foolishness at all after that" "it was a thing that carried over. when you get right down to it, a classroom is a kind of team, too" "we didn't want just the teachers doing things for the school, we wanted to do them ourselves" "there are times when all the spirit in the world doesn't help. Sometimes you've got to lose." "he showed that you can lose like a champion, too" "Can't you see? The spirit was there all the time!" "well, how can you argue with a woman?"
Until the very end I could swear those longnecks were beers and those were chilly glasses. Maybe its me, but that place looks like it smelled of beer..just had that look. And then the two of them looking at times like they were on the verge of tears, both of 'em...and that arguing in raised voices at the end of the film. But it was near the end that they finally panned down far enough to reveal that those were bottles of 7 UP. I was fooled all along. That girl cousin looks a lot like Kelly on Married With Children but with much less acting talent.
One National Merit scholar in the whole school? Sheesh...we had at least a dozen every year.
May 25, 2006 Subject:
This 1950's film about school spirit is melodramatic and mediocre. Still, the acting and direction is well done.
September 4, 2005 Subject:
The desecration of Bob CorbyÃÂÃÂs name
Somewhat boring treatment about school spirit (!!). Jim takes his cousin Sally to the local soda shop so that she can find out all about why Lawrence High School has such tremendous school spirit. The reason, one Bob Corby, who, at a school pep rally rallies the troops to no end. But oh no! Bob Corby soon gets sick, and the school team rallies around this, winning the championship for Bob! We can thank our school spirit thanks to Bob! But wait a minute! In an interesting turn of events, Sally said that Bob didnÃÂÃÂt have everything to do with the schoolÃÂÃÂs mood upswing! You did it by yourself! Gee, that Sally sure knows how to kick someone in the grave doesnÃÂÃÂt she?
October 18, 2004 Subject:
Catch the "spirit"!
Bob's spirit was infectious, and the entire school caught it...along with his flesh-eating virus. And I don't know why, but the "cousin" was way too depressing at the end - the sad-sounding music sure didn't help.
September 4, 2003 Subject:
Bob Corby died for your sins!
Presents the dopey story of Jim relating to his hot, hot, hot cousin his thoughts on why Lawrence High School has the best kind of school spirit. Apparently, it requires the captain of your basketball team to offer himself up as a sacrifice.
Sally rejects this idea, pointing out that other schools have had successful sports seasons without someone dying of cancer.